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Tuesday Midday (5 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 8-January-2013  13:13:27 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Catzilla is a new DX11 benchmark, and there's a thread for sharing results here in the forums.

A father has hired online assasins to kill his son in online games. "It's not going to do much for family relations," Prof Mark Griffiths, a gambling and addictions expert at Nottingham Trent University told the BBC. "I've never heard of that kind of intervention before, but I don't think these top-down approaches work. Most excessive game playing is usually a symptom of an underlying problem."

A few people sent in this amusing video explaining electrostatic discharge. Know what not to do when testing for ESD!

Sniper spotted more info on helium-filled HDDs from Western Digital. Western Digital Corp.’s upcoming line of high-efficiency and super-capacity helium-filled hard disk drives (HDD) could elevate the company to the top of the enterprise HDD space, according to IHS iSuppli, a leading market tracker.

The John McAfee story gets even weirder. I purchased 75 cheap laptop computers and, with trusted help, installed invisible keystroke logging software on all of them—the kind that calls home (to me) and disgorges the text files. It also, on command, turns on, and off, the microphone and camera—and sends these files on command. I had the computers re-packaged as if new. I began giving these away as presents to select people—government employees, police officers, Cabinet Minister’s assistants, girlfriends of powerful men, boyfriends of powerful women.

Another criminal has been undone by bragging on social media. In an interview with ABC affiliate KATU-TV in Portland, Cox-Brown says the post was meant as a joke. But his friends who spotted the update didn’t see the humor behind it. Instead, one friend sent a private message to an Astoria police officer’s personal Facebook account while another friend called police Sgt. Brian Aydt.

There's a new Lego Mindstorms EV3 on the way. Its updated Mindstorms EV3 runs on new Linux firmware that's ready for Android and iOS control out of the box, creates an overall more hackable platform and allows further programming on the core Intelligent Brick itself; accordingly, there's an SD card slot for local storage.

Lenovo have a coffee table PC. The company proclaimed on Sunday the arrival of the "interpersonal PC'' with the debut of the IdeaCentre Horizon Table in Las Vegas, where the Consumer Electronics Show gadget gala is set to start. "It's definitely a new category; the world's first home table personal computer,'' Lenovo director of global marketing Dee Kumar said while giving an early glimpse at the creation in San Francisco. All I can think of is "it's happening!!".



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